City of Newburgh Mayor Torrance Harvey took to Facebook Thursday evening stating that his family members tested positive for COVID-19 and will be quarantining for two weeks considering he was with them prior.
“If I can’t attend your events or community services activities… know that it’s because of public safety and precaution,” wrote Harvey in a Facebook post. “I’m still working.. Remotely.”
Even with the 11:30 p.m. announcement, Harvey virtually participated in the 6 p.m. work session earlier that day. The only change was him live streaming from what looked like his home, instead of his usual office space in the City Hall chambers. By Monday’s council meeting, Harvey reported remotely from City Hall.
Harvey said in a Facebook comment that he did get his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination and tested negative for the virus, however, he still has to quarantine.